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Communs pour le travail du cuir

After finding some coins that fell out of my wallets at the bottom of my pocket again I thought that it was time to design a wallet that would fit my needs.

The idea is simple: something that allows to carry a couple of cards, folded bills and coins – emphasis on the coins, no more going hunting in the laundry bag for spare change.

I had seen a Japanese coin purse design that I liked so I had some fun with it and after a few experiments I came up with the pattern this tutorial is based on.


Pré-requis


Techniques

Outils

  • Chisels or awl
  • Couteau de précision
  • 2 aiguilles
  • Sandpaper to smooth out the edges
  • Edge slicker
  • Snap button setting
  • Hole punch

Nomenclature

  • 3/4oz vegetable tanned leather
  • Leather dye – white and blue (optional)
  • 1 snap button
  • Fil de couture
  • Huile
  • Leather finishing product
  • Ciment de contact pour cuir

Patron

Le patron gratuit peut être téléchargé ici.

Étapes de conception


Imprimer et découper le patron

Le PDF pour le patron est disponible ici.

Print it on A4 paper and cut-out the pieces of the project.

Prenez soin de vérifier que les dimensions du patron n'ont pas été altérées durant l'impression. Pour ce faire vous pouvez vérifier les mesures du carré d’étalonnage qui doit mesurer 5cm de coté.

Imprimer sur un papier épais rendra l'étape du traçage sur le cuir plus aisée. Un papier de 200g/cm2 ou plus est idéal, tant que votre imprimante peut le tolérer.

Tracing the outline of the pattern onto the leather

Use an awl to trace the outline of the pattern onto the leather.

Some pattern elements have to be used more than once. Check the pattern tracing checklist in order to know how many times to trace each element.

Don’t forget to mark the positions of the two holes that we will punch through later on in order to fit the snap button.


Cutting-out the pieces

Follow the outlines that you traced on the leather to cut out all the wallet’s pieces.

You can use a hole punch to deal with the corners of the walls of the coin purse.


Teinter le cuir

Choose your own adventure.

I used a watercolor brush with white and two shades of blue leather dyes to create the effect that I obtained.


Edge burnishing

Burnish the top and bottom of the coin purse’s side walls, as well as the top of the card holder.


Setting-up the snap button

Punch the holes on the marks that you left earlier and set up the two parts of the snap button.


Stitching the coin pouch

Start-of by gluing the backside of the lid.

Then glue the lid and the opposite side to the bottom piece.

Finally glue the side walls in place.

Mark your stitch lines with a compass and punch the holes.

Start by stitching around the lid. It will go like this: edge between the lid and the side wall -> backside of the lid -> edge between lid and opposite side wall.

Then start another stitching line from the top of the opposite edge. It will go like this: edge->bottom of the wall->bottom of the lid->bottom of the opposite wall->opposite edge.

Leave out the edge of the piece opposite to the lid as it will be stitched through the cardholder as well.


Stitching the card holder

Glue the two pieces of the card holder on top of each other.

Then glue main panel of the coin purse to the cardholder in order to create the pocket for the folded bills.

Before gluing the coin purse’s bottom to the card holder, remember to burnish the edge at the bottom of the lid.

I rounded up two corners at that point.

Mark the stitch line on the 3 edges that have yet to be stitched.

Punch the stitching holes.

Stitch the pieces together.


Finishing touches

Smooth-out the remaining raw edges by sanding them down and burnishing them.

Complete the project by applying your leather finishing product of choice.



Résultat final

There you go! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will enjoy using this wallet.

As always, please let me know if you have any feedback.

Notes de bas de page


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